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compiled by Mrs. Georgene Morris Sones, Omaha, Douglas Co. NE
Possible burials in the "Original" cemetery, aka Elkhorn City Cemetery:
I am "assuming" that those who died prior to 1885 when the "Present" cemetery was incorporated - were buried in the "Original" cemetery.**
ABRAM, Johnny, over 7 yrs old, drowned in the Rawhide on Wednesday last. Son of John Abram. Burial in Elkhorn City Cemetery. Rev. Winters conducted the services at the Elkhorn City schoolhouse. (2 June 1882)
AUSTIN, Ross, 3 mo. 21 day old son of S. & Carrie AUSTIN, died on Sat., 31 July 1881. Burial in Elkhorn City Cemetery.
BARBER, Emma L. (believed to be the first wife of Reuben W. BARBER who is buried Prospect Hill.) (GOGS: died 27 Sept. 1877 age 22y)
BESSEY, Harriet Elizabeth, aka Hattie, died 10 May 1866. It is believed that she was first buried here & then removed to the "Present" cemetery. Hattie was born 25 July 1863 Onondaga Co. NY.
27 June 1884 issue:
BESSEY, Lemuel (aka Lemuel Bessie in newspaper.) Died on Tuesday last at Elkhorn City. (27 June 1884 newspaper) Later in the paper said he died Monday morning at 7:30am. Had been in bad health but had improved & cultivated corn on Wednesday. On Sunday afternoon became ill with severe cramps in the breast and the doctor was called but he could not relieve him & on Monday he breathed his last.
4 July 1884 issue:
Lemuel Bessey died age 58-8-19. He was born 1825 in Scott, Cortland Co. NY. Resided at Elkhorn City for 18 years. Had a large family of 7 sons & 4 daughters, 2 are deceased. All children except Frank & Mrs. Peter SIMPSON living at Papillion we believe were at the deathbed of their parent. (It is believed that he was later removed to the "Present" Elk City Cemetery.) (Born 10 Dec. 1825. Married 22 Oct. 1856 to Esther A. PURCHASE in Scott, Cortland Co. NY. They had 11 children of which several are buried in the Elk City Cemetery.)
BILLETER, James aka BILLITER, died 6 Feb 1879 in Elk Horn Pct.; born ca 1817 OH; served in Co. A, 2nd Nebr. Cav., mustered 28 Oct. 1862 Douglas Co. Nebr.
BILLETER, Delia (BEAUCHAMP), wife of James, died before 1879.
BILLETER, Susanna, d/o James & Delia, born ca 1846, died before 1879.
BOYER children, dates ?? (Frank Gelston, letter 1932)
DOWLING, infant, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles DOWLING of Elkhorn City died, burial on 10th. (17 Feb. 1882)
DAUSHER, Edward/Edmond, died 8 Oct. 1874
HAUK, Harry H., born OH?, died March 1875 at the Gelston home (Frank Gelston, letter 1932)
JOHNSON, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. Levi Johnson was buried on the 15th Jan. 1883. (GOGS: parents & other children in present cemetery but none this date.)
KEELER, Thomas, died ca 6 Dec. 1874.
LEACH, Zenas B. 15 Jan. 1816-8 March 1876 (believe removed to "Present" cemetery)
PETERSON, Mr., died on Saturday last near Waterloo. Elderly Danish man who recently came here. Buried Sunday at Elkhorn City Cemetery. No family. (19 Aug. 1881)
PURCHASE, Sarah O. died 21 Nov. 1856. Her remains were removed to the "Present" cemetery. Born ca 25 Oct. 1841 in NY. Her parents died when she was young, so she was brought to Nebr. by her sister, Esther A. Purchase & husband Lemuel BESSEY. (GOGS: died age 14-11-1907)
SIMPSON, John Lemuel, 17 Nov. 1878-27 Nov. 1878
TAYLOR, Lyman H. died winter 1867; NY 20th Militia, later 80th NY Inf., enlisted at Kingston, NY. He was buried at Elk City since there was no cemetery at Valley Junction.
WEAVER, Cora, infant 16 month old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. WEAVER of Elkhorn City died 22 or 23rd Feb. (24 Feb. & 3 March 1882)
(The "Present" Cemetery)
ELK CITY CEMETERY aka Elkhorn City Cemetery
Douglas County, Nebraska
Compiled by Mrs. Georgene Morris Sones, Omaha, Douglas Co. NE
In continuing my quest for information on burials in the "Present" Elk City Cemetery I have been fortunate in getting information from a variety of sources: newspaper abstracts, court records, correspondence, early Record of Assessments, family scrapbook containing newspaper clippings (many undated), family records and burial permits (state and county usually issued 2 days after death date). This information was then compared to NEBRASKA DOUGLAS COUNTY CEMETERIES, A recording of all rural Douglas County, Nebraska, cemeteries. The 275 page book was published in 1981 by the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society from information gathered in 1975.
The burial data that I found was compared with the above mentioned cemetery book and this additional data will be shown as GOGS.
I was told in the early 1980s by the custodian of the Elk City Cemetery records that the early records were poorly kept. It was from the Record of Assessments in the custodian's possession that I copied the data pertaining to the lot owners as it appeared - with names and addresses crossed out - and with later additions of names and addresses.
Spelling of the names and locations was retained.
Elk City was aka Elkhorn City.
ABRAHAM, Lot William, died Wed. morning. Born 18 Nov. 1865 at Mt. Pleasant, IA. Died 19 Feb. 1902 age 36-3-1. Moved with parents to Douglas Co. in March 1881. Leaves father, 4 brothers & 1 sister. Member of MWA of Elk City. (GOGS: s/o J.M. & C. Abraham)
ABRAHAM, Mrs. John (Catherine BARTLETT), died Friday, 3 May, at her home 4 miles south of Valley. Burial: Elk City Cemetery. Wife of John Abraham. Leaves husband & 6 children. Born 3 Oct. 1842 Rush Co. Ind. Moved to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa with parents in 1854. Married 5 Feb. 1865 to John M. Abraham. Baptised 15 Sept. 1878 at Mt. Pleasant in First Baptist Church. Spring of 1881 moved to Nebr. Had 6 sons & 1 dau.; one son drowned after arriving in Nebr. Also leaves sister Mrs. O. E. HAGEN of Arlington, NE & bro. Jesse D. BARTLETT of Mt. Pleasant. Laid beside her child in the cemetery. (Record of Assessments: J. M. Abraham of Valley on 18 Jan. 1902 & 10 May 1901.)
APPLEBY, George, invalid for years; pioneer of Douglas Co. (GOGS: George H.; died 24 Mar. 1897, age 32y.)
APPLEBY, Mrs. Anna B. died Monday, 4 Aug., age 89, at home in Selma, CA. In 1878 married Thomas Appleby of Elk City. Graveside services at Elk City Cemetery. Survivors: sons, Thomas C. of Selma, CA, Charles A. of Serna, CA, William J. of Lyons. To Omaha in 1862, then married, returned to Omaha to take nurse' s training. Mrs. Tom Appleby accompanied the body from CA & is a guest of Mr. & Mrs. Herman Appleby. No date. (Record of Assessments: Mrs. A. B. Appleby (Will) on 14 Feb. 1907.)
APPLEBY, Mrs. W. J. (Margaret Eleanor ALLEN), born 15 Sep. 1884 on parents farm near David City, Nebr. Age 15 to this area. 24 Jan. 1904 married William APPLEBY of Elk City & had 3 sons. Member of Methodist Church in 1916. Died Tuesday, 9 Feb. 1943, age 58 yrs. Survivors: husband; 2 sons, Herman of Arlington & Harold of Bennington; 5 bros. Lee of Goodland, Kans., Ezra or Torrington, Wyo., Del, Ira & Louis of Van Tassel, Wyo.; 1 sister, Mrs. George TABLER of Hershey, Nebr. Son, Clyde, preceded her in death in 1911
APPLEBY, Anna, died Elkhorn on 26 Feb. 1923, age 81. (burial permit)
APPLEBY, Thomas, died Elkhorn on 27 Feb. 1923, age 73. (burial permit)
APPLEBY, Thomas, died 31 July 1982 age 26. Born 9 Nov. 1955 in Omaha. Survivors: wife Sharon; parents William & Virginia Appleby of Valley; 2 bros. James & John of Valley; 2 sisters Katy of Elkhorn & Linda of Valley; grandparents Herman & Agnes Appleby of Valley.
ALLISON, Charles H. 27 Nov. 1880 Chariton, IA - 8 Jan. 1943 Valley, NE, age 62-1-12. Married Anna Maude GRAF on 1 Apr 1905 in Fremont, NE. Survived by wife; stepson, Gerald Graf; foster son PFC Carl G. Allison in North Africa; sister Mrs. A. J. HEADLEY of Waterloo, Nebr; 4 bros, Harvey & Ira of Omaha, Pearl of Denver, Bert of Grand Island. Also many nieces & nephews. Two sisters, Mrs. Addie M. FORBES & Mrs. Cora V. HEADLEY preceded him in death.
ANDERSON, Bertha (Lorenzen) (GOGS:Mother 1885-1965)
AYER, Isabella, died 4 Feb. 1926, Valley. Burial permit. (GOGS:141-1926)
BOHL, Jesse A. Court record shows that when Jessie (Jesse A.) BOHL died 29 Aug. 1966 his coffin was placed partially on top of his grandmother's (BROCK) grave by mistake. Information from estate record of Reuben A. BOHL who died 11 Nov. 1969.
BARTLETT, Mrs. Ida, died 22 Nov. 1895 age 18 yrs. Leaves husband & child a few months old. Died at home of mother, Mrs. John MORRIS. Remains beside her father & sister in Elk City Cemetery. (GOGS: Ida May, w/o A. J. Bartlett; died age 18-6-15)
BESSEY, Mrs. E. A. (Esther A. PURCHASE), an Elk City pioneer, died Thursday, 16 Nov. 1899 at home of son, F. J. Bessey. Born NY State & came to Nebr. with her husband in 1866. He d 15 yrs ago & is buried at Elk City. She was in her 62nd year. Mother of 11 children, 9 living. No record of either burial. (Record of Assessments: Mrs. "Ester" Bessey on 18 June 1888.)
BESSEY, Lemuel, died June 1884. (Believe he was removed from the "Original" cemetery.)
BESSEY, Bernice Irene died Omaha 28 Jan. 1977. Burial permit.
BESSEY, Franklin J. died 3 March 1921, age 63, Elk City. Burial permit.
BROWN, Chas., carpenter, suffered with cancer of the face, died in Omaha, remains to Elk City Cemetery. 23 May 1902 news; no record.
BROWN, Wm. H. Fred died 1899.
BROWN, W. J. died on Mon, funeral Wed. (3 Nov. 1899 news).
BROWN, "Grandma" died at home of son, Peter BROWN, on Sunday, 13 July; age 78-1-23. Born in England on 2 June 1824, moved to Canada & there married Jas. BROWN. Had 12 children, 8 living. Member of LDS Church. (GOGS: Frances A., w/o of J. H. Brown died July 13, 1902, age 79- 1-11; mother.
BROWN, Celia, age 91-1-12 (or 22); died 9 March 1922 (burial permit)
BOLAND, Elvira, died Omaha, age 44-4-24, 6 Aug. 1924 (burial permit)
BRYANT, John, funeral held at Elk City last Tuesday. Mr & Mrs. Joseph GIBBONS attended. 2 April 1897 news. (GOGS: 1831-1897; father)
BROCK, Steffen, lived 1/2 mile west of Elk City died from being trampled by his horses. Age 72 yrs. He & his wife came from Germany & lived here for the last 40 yrs. Wife, 4 daus & 1 son survive. Services at Meth. Epis. Church, burial Elk City Cemetery. Undated clipping. (GOGS: Stephen 28 March 1937 (sic 1837) - 29 Aug. 1909. Wife Madalena 26 Aug. 1837-25 Dec. 1912)
BRAMLETT, Harvey, died 16 May 1982 Fremont, NE; born 16 Oct. 1934 Omaha. Married 30 Dec. 1963 Jacqueline RICHARDS. Survivors: wife Jacqueline; sons, George, James, Harvey Jr., Jeffrey HAYDEN all at home, Edward HAYDEN of Fremont, Mark HAYDEN of Denison, Iowa. Also 2 bros: Derald of Rolling Meadows, Ill. & Larry of Omaha; 2 sisters, Mrs. David (Linda) LUNDHOLM, Timber Lake, SD & Mrs. Merlin (Shelia) COPELAND of Valley; step mother Mrs. William Bramlett & 3 grandsons.
CARRIER, infant of Mr. & Mrs. G. H. CARRIER buried last Friday. 12 April 1897 news.
CHRISTIANSON, infant of Mr & Mrs George Christianson. Baby died last week, sickly since birth. 16 May 1902 news; no burial record
CONCANNON, Lee died prior Jan. 1900. Record of Assessments on 20 Oct. 1894 for Lee Concannon. See Mrs. Florence QUINN.
COCKING, baby of Rev. Cocking of Purple Cane brought to Elk City for burial. Two of the children had whooping cough, the baby died on Sat., older girl so sick the mother could not accompany the father to the burial. 13 June 1902 news; no burial record. (Record of Assessments: R. J. Cocking on 9 June 1902.)
CARMAN, William Howard, s/o Mr & Mrs. Marlin C. Carman died 10 Aug. 1895 age 14 mo. Funeral at Free Methodist Church in Elk City on Sunday the 11th. Burial Elk City Cem.; no burial record.
COMPTON, Emma L., died Elk City on 24 Feb. 1923, age 77. Burial permit/no other record.
CASSELL, Mrs. Ruth R. died Omaha. 8 Nov. 1977. Burial permit
COWLES, Harry B. died Fremont. 14 June 1977. Burial permit.
CRINK, Clara Estell died 20 Feb. 1923 age 6-2-8. Burial permit.
DEAN, little son of Mr & Mrs Frank Dean of Omaha buried on Tuesday. News 26 July 1895; no burial record. Elk City news.
DECKER, infant of Mr & Mrs. John DECKER died Tuesday the 9th, burial Elk City Cemetery. News 19 April 1895. No burial record.
DEE, infant of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. J. Dee buried at Elk City Cemetery last Sunday. 24 Apr 1896 news. No burial record. (Record of Assessments: Wm. J. Dee on 18 Apr. 1896.)
EHLERS, John 28 Nov. 1894 Bennington, NE - 25 Jan. 1981 age 86 at Fremont, NE. Married 10 March 1918 to Pauline PETERS of Bennington. Had 3 children. Farmed 27 years s/w of Bennington, then moved to Blair & farmed there 17 years. Daughter, Loretta, who died 29 May 1929, sister Minnie (Mrs. John SASS) & 3 bros, Henry, George & William preceded him in death. Survivors: wife, Pauline, 2 sons Fred of Ft. Calhoun & Leon of Hooper; 5 grandchildren & 3 ggch. Services at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bennington.
EHLERS, Pauline 18 Feb. 1897 - 6 March 1982 age 85 at Fremont, NE. Born at Elkhorn to Jurgen & Pauline Peters. Daughter Loretta died 29 May 10933 (sic note difference), brother George, 2 sisters, Hermine (Mrs. Elmer HAVER) & Henrietta (Mrs. G. C. BECKER) & husband John Ehlers preceded her in death. Survivors: sons Fred & Leon; sisters Margaret KEMPCKE of Fremont & Anna NEWHOUSE of Bellevue; 5 grandchildren, John, Lee, Joanne & Randall EHLERS & Kristy MURPHY; 3 great grandchildren, Matt & Jill Ehlers & Billy Murphy. (GOGS: Loretta Ehlers born & died 1923.)
FAY, "Grandma", died Wed. Burial Elk City Cemetery. Roxanna POST born Lower Canada on 1 March 1808. When young joined Baptist Church. Married 15 Feb. 1827 Israel Fay, Baptist minister. Had 10 children, 5 boys & 5 girls, all are dead except Mrs. Jennie CARRIGAN of Waterloo & Mrs. Betsy DAKENS of Douchester, Ontario, Canada. The Fays went to Kansas in 1859. Israel Fay is buried at Burlington, KS. She came to Waterloo in 1874 & joined the Christian Church. Died at home of Mrs. CARRIGAN & Miss BUTTERWORTH on 17 Apr 1901, age 93-1-16.
FRYE, Anna, died Fremont, 10 Nov. 1965. Burial permit.
FRYE, Arthur, reinterred within cemetery on 10 Nov. 1965.
FRYE, Carrie Etta, died Omaha, 6 Aug. 1979. Burial permit.
FLESCHER, Green B., burial permit issued 7 Jan. 1925.
FITCH, Mrs. David died at home in Arlington on Friday, 22 April 1927. Douglas Co. resident for many years. Born Ellen Jane PARKER on 8 March 1859 in Dallas Co. Iowa. Married David H. Fitch on 29 May 1878 & moved to Douglas Co. about a year later where they resided on a farm. After leaving the ram they moved to Washington for yrs, hen to Arlington 7 yrs go. Had 10 children, 2 are deceased: Mabel age 13 yrs in 1891 & Ethel, 13 in 1903. Surviving children: Jesse Fitch, Lincoln, Mrs. Lizzie FALTER, Bancroft, SD, George Fitch, Yankton, SD, Mrs. Hazel SCHOENAUER, Plainview, Nebr., Mrs. Jennie MARSH, Osceola, SD, Frank D. Fitch, Parmalee, SD, Dr. Minnie LUBKER, Falls City, Nebr., Mrs. Rose SCHOENAUER of Plainview, Nebr. Plus 22 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Also survived by her father, now 92 yrs old, who lives at Koshkenong, MO, 5 bros & 1 sister. Pallbearers: Jas. MACTIER, Henry GELSTON, Wm. APPLEBY, M. K. DECKER, Arthur BRYANT & Arthur REED. (GOGS: Ellen, David & 2 young daus in the cemetery.) (Record of Assessments: D. H. Fitch of __ Congress St., Los Angeles, Calif. on 8 Oct 1891.)
FOUTS, Alice Barbara, died 15 Jan. 1828 in Valley; age 67yr. Burial permit.
GAINES, Grace Marie, died 1929. Elk City burial permit . (GOGS: 1890-1929.)
GAINES, Henry LeRoy permit issued 27 Aug. 1926.
GAINES, Sarah J., died 1 May 1922, age 89. Burial permit. (GOGS: Sarah Mills NEWELL Gaines, w/o Rev. Abram Clay Gaines. 23 Nov. 1832-1 May 1922.)
GAINES, Abram Clay (Rev.) 4 June 1814-2 July 1892.
GELSTON, girl, 2 yr old dau of Mr & Mrs Frank Gelston of Elk City. Burial on Sunday. (GOGS: Myrtle Louise 1 May 1895-22 April 1897 (possibly) (Record of Assessments: Frank Gelston on 24 April 1897).
GELSTON, George W., died Monday, 15 Nov. 1897 age 67 yrs. Born 5 July 1830 Marlborough, Conn. Spent boyhood there & at East Haddam, Conn. In the late 1850s went to Iowa where he drove a stage. Came to Nebr. as a driver & landlord for the same company, Western Stage. Married 4 Sept. 1862 to Mary WILKENING of Fontenelle, Nebr. In 1867 purchased farm at Elk City where he resided until his death. Leaves wife, 9 children; 7 sons live at Elk City; 2 daus Mrs. Anna CLAPP of Gordon, Nebr. & Mrs. Emma ROHWER of Belgrade, Nebr.
GELSTON, Mary (Wilkening), 9 Jan. 1842 Lindhurst, Prussia - 17 June 1920 Fullerton, Nebr., burial Elk City Cemetery. Came with parents, brother & 3 sisters to America when age 11 yrs. Lived at Quincy, Ill until 1859, then to Fontanelle, NE. On 4 Sept. 1862 she married George W. Gelston at Fontanelle, NE. They moved to Eagle Island near Clarks, NE where he worked for Western Stage. In 1867 they moved to Elk City. Survivors: 7 sons: (Frank (1863-1953), Henry W. (1872-1954), Samuel T. (1877-1970), George M. of Elk City, Charles S. of Doland, SD, Edwin M. of Oakland, CA, William R. of Quincy, IL & 2 daus Mrs. Anna L. Clapp of Gordon, NE & Mrs. Emma M. Rohwer of Fullerton, NE. Also surviving a brother, Henry Wilkening of Fontanelle & sister Mrs. Anna Lallman of Fontanelle. A sister Mrs. Caroline HILGENKAMP died near Arlington on 16 June 1920.
GUGIN, Benjamin H. (11 Apr 1889-8 Aug. 1889) is buried in the Elk City Cemetery according to a family member..
GLENDENING, Bertha L. (RAMSER), 22 Sept. 1887 Washington Co. NE - 20 Feb. 1982 Fremont, NE age 94. Parents: Fred & Hattie (MURLEY) RAMSER. Survivors: bro. George Ramser of rural Bennington; sister in law, Mrs. Mildred Ramser of Louistown, Idaho; 2 nieces Mrs. Dorothy LANIER & Mrs. Carole BECKER both of Louistown; 2 nephews, C. W. Ramser of Houston, TX & Earl W. Ramser of Clarkston, WA.
GROVER, James Loren, died at Bennington, age 74, 7 May 1921. Burial permit.
GROWCOCK, Howard P., died at Norfolk, 4 July 1979. Burial permit.
HANNON, Hugh, died at home of dau Mrs. J. C. COOPER on Monday, 28 Apr 1902, age 81-11-13. Born in County of Sligo, Parish of Killglass, Ireland on 15 May 1820. When age 12 went to Canada; 1848, removed to near Laffeyette, Ind., 1851 to Milford, Ill. where he made his home until coming to live with his dau. Father of 7, 2 survive. Funeral at Cooper home.
HOPPOCK, Olive P. Records at Washington Co. NE Museum show burial in 1912. (GOGS: stone buried & unreadable for Olive.)
HOPPOCK, Samuel, buried 1908 at Washington Co. NE Museum. (GOGS: 28 Sept 1837-3 Apr., 1905)
HUFF, Pearl G., died Onawa, Monona Co. Iowa age 83, 22 March 1979. Burial permit.
JOHNSON, Arthur Hirum, died Chico, Butte Co. Calif. on 23 Aug. 1972. Cremated. Born 18 March 1890. Burial permit.
JACKSON, Mrs. Sarah, age 87, of Elk City, bur last Monday. 24 July 1896 news. (GOGS: Sarah; died 20 July 1896 age 87 yrs.)
JUNGBLUTH, Gussie (son) of Mr & Mrs. Joseph Jungbluth died last Tuesday, burial on Thursday at Elk City Cemetery. 12 March 1900 news (GOGS: Gussie, son of J. & N., died 19 Feb 1900, age 11-7-20.)
JUNGBLUTH, Erma Dorothy, died 7 March 1920 Washington Co. Burial permit.
KING, Eva D., died Omaha, age 80, 15 Jan. 1979. Burial permit. (Maiden name MORRIS. Married 1st Russell Park; 2nd Milford Olson; 3rd Chester Joseph King.)
KEMP, Robert Norman, babe found dead in his bed. Burial permit issued ?5 Sept. 1922. (Record of Assessments: 5 Sept. 1922 to Lewis Kemp.)
KRUSE, Dora Marie, 83, died at Blair on 24 March 1982; burial Elk City Cemetery. Dora born 16 June 1898 in Kennard to Charles & Anna (NEIMAN) SCHROEDER. She married Emil KRUSE who died in March 1973. Survived by sons, Elvin of Bennington, Vern of Kennard. 4 grandchildren & 9 great-grandchildren also survive.
KRUSE, Henry, died 21 Jan. 1983 Phoenix, AZ age 84. Services at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bennington. Survivors: son, William of Phoenix; sisters Lena Kruse, Hilda WHISENAND, Hulda LOCKWOOD all of Fremont; brother Howard of Millard, 4 grandchildren, Kirk, Brenda, Bridget & Bradley Kruse; sister in law Mrs. Arthur Kruse of Elkhorn.
LANG, Mary Margaret, age 65-2-26. Burial permit 27 March 1921.
LEACH, Mrs. Mary, mother of Albert & Ernest Leach who live 4 miles north of Elkhorn died last Wed., 1 May 1901, at home of her daughter, Mrs. O. T. GREER of Hamilton Co., this state. Funeral last Sunday, burial Elk City Cemetery. She was 80 yrs old. Husband died in 1876. 4 sons & daus survive; 3 others have been dead for some years. (GOGS: Mary, w/o Z. B., died 1 May 1901 age 80-6-25. Husband Zenas B. LEACH 15 Jan. 1816-8 March 1876.) (Record of Assessments: 6 April 1886 to A. Z. Leach of Stillwall, Kans. & 16 June 1906 to Geo. W. Leach of Bennington.)
LEFFINGWELL, infant, one of twin babies of Mr & Mrs Leffingwell died Tuesday night. Other twin is very low. Funeral yesterday at Elk City. Mother is the d/o Mr & Mrs. John GRAFF. 3 Jan. 1902 news. (Record of Assessments: 1 Jan. 1902 Arthur Leffingwell.)
LEFFINGWELL, Arthur, died age 74 in Omaha on 2 May 1944. He & bro, Charley, operated a saw mill for years before going to Omaha. He lived many years in the Waterloo area. Wife died about 20 yrs ago & for 18 yrs he lived with dau, Mrs. Dewey BURNISON. Survivors: daus, Mrs. Earl TRULLINGER of Waterloo; Mrs. Elwood Bell, Mrs. William Tuttle, Mrs. Clifford BAKER & Mrs. Brunison all of Omaha. Burial, Elk City.
LOCKWOOD, Mrs. H. A. killed by freight train. She & husband on way to visit dau, Mrs. Hascall HICKSON. Burial Elk City. Rebekah Lodge assisted with services. Rev. E. ASTON officiated.
LOCKWOOD, Lannie JONES was born 19 Sept. 1851 in New Hampshire. To Iowa when young. Married 6 Oct. 1870 to H. A. Lockwood. Removed to Douglas Co. about 22 yrs. ago. They had 5 children, 4 boys & 1 girl, 1 boy died. Living: Charlie, Frank, Fred & Mrs. Belle HICKSON. Deceased was age 50-8-9. (Record of Assessment: 12 Apr 1886 H. A. Lockwood.)
LOCKWOOD, Frank E., 68, night watchman at Waterloo, died Sunday. Survivors: wife, Cora; sons, Carl, Earl, & LeRoy (Pete) all of Waterloo, Ralph in Calif. , dau in Elk City; stepson, Ray BARTHEL of Chicago, step daughter Mrs. W. B. JENSEN of Fremont; sister Mrs Hascal HICKSON of Valley. Burial Elk City. No date.
LOMBARD, Mr. of Elk City buried yesterday, in 89th year. News item 31 July 1896.
McLUHRS (?), Etta Jane, died Waterloo, age 4 mo. Burial permit: 9 Nov. 1926
McGINNISS, Stella May, died Cheyenne, Wyo, age 53 on 8 Aug. 1922. Burial permit issued Fremont, Dodge Co. Nebr.
McNAMARA, W. J., died Sat. Leaves wife & 2 small children. Rev. ANTRIM officiated. Member of MWA. Services at home, burial at Elk City Cemetery. News items 22 June 1900.
McCOY, Waldo, only son of Mr & Mrs McCoy died Thursday last. Funeral by Rev. ANTRIM in Meth. E. Church. 20 April 1900 news.
MURRY, little son of Mr & Mrs John Murry died last week. 29 Sep. 1895 news item.
MERRYWEATHER, Mrs. Harry (Retta HARTFORD), born 7 March 1882, 2 miles south of Valley, died 15 Feb. 1944 in Omaha. Married 30 March 1905 to Harry Merryweather at Fremont. Age 16 joined Waterloo Christian Church & later the Valley Baptist Church. A dau, Mrs. Bernice SHARPE of Oakland, Calif. has been here & just returned home when her mother died. Burial Elk City Cemetery.
MERRYWEATHER, Harry, died Omaha 20 Feb. 1965. Burial permit.
MERRYWEATHER, Clara Nevada, died 18 May 1925 at Valley, age 68. Burial permit.
MERRYWEATHER, Elmer C., died 1 May 1921 age 29 at Valley; Burial permit.
MERRYWEATHER, Robert, died 2 Dec. 1926 at Valley age 64yrs. Burial permit.
MERRYWEATHER, Lizzie, died 31 Jan. 1961 Omaha. Burial permit.
MORLEY, Mary Ann, age 70. Burial permit issued 21 Sept. 1931(?)
MORRIS, Henry Harrison, died Omaha at home of dau, Mrs. Russell PARK. He lived in Douglas Co. & Waterloo for 66 yrs. Services at Waterloo, burial Elk City Cemetery. Survivors: sons, Leonard A., & Fred of Omaha; daus, Mrs. Frank (Mary) STOTTS, Brule, Iowa, Mrs. Fred (Nettie) MARKERT & Mrs. Russell (Eva) Park of Omaha. Brothers: Louis of Waterloo; George of Oregon, Richard of Upland, Nebr, Frank of Genoa, Nebr., sister Mrs. Ed (Polly) SUTTER of Columbus and 7 grand-children & 9 great grandchildren. (Record of Assessments: 7 Nov. 1899 to H. H. Morris, Waterloo.)
MORRIS, Richard, born 17 July 1835 Stilesville, Ind., died 29 Feb. 1908 age 72-8-13, burial Elk City Cemetery. Married Dianna HARRIS on 15 July 1861 (error date should be 18 July 1860) in Missouri. (Jasper Co.). 8 children survive: Mrs. Nancy McKEE, Knox Co., H. (Henry) H. of Waterloo, Frank of Valley, Louis E. of Waterloo, Richard of Franklin Co., Mrs. Florence DONAHOO of Blaine Co., George W. of Waterloo & Mrs. Polly SUTTER of Valley. (2 children had died previously.) Also 35 grandchildren survive. (The date on his tombstone is "1907" , no information was included in the typed GOGS cemetery reading. about him.)
MORRIS, Mrs. Richard (Diannah) HARRIS), died at home of son Frank Morris at Genoa, Nebr. on Tuesday, 4 June 1935. Before marriage she was Dinah (Diannah) HARRIS born Mahaska Co. Iowa on 16 Aug. 1844. At death she was 90-9-19. Same survivors as above except Nancy McKEE. Funeral at Elk City, burial at Elk City Cemetery. No tombstone.
MORRIS, Clara, died Branson, Taney Co. MO, 3 March 1979. Burial permit. (GOGS:1897-____)
MORRIS, Byrel, died 30 Mar 1982 at Elkhorn age 81. Son of James & Mary Ellen (WYATT) Morris & was born 7 Nov. 1900 at Shelbyville, MO. Baptized in the Christian Church. Married 28 Dec. 1927 Consuella GELSTON at Elk City. Had twin daus: Marylu & Maryjo. Member of Masonic Lodge in Valley & Modern Woodmen in Elk City. Parents, 4 bros & 1 sister preceded him in death. Survivors: widow, Consuella; daus Mary lu (Mrs. Elmer WESEMANN) of Blair & Maryjo (Mrs. Francis LEGRAND) of Waterloo; 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, many nieces & nephews. Pallbearers: William APPLEBY, Leslie FRYE, Harvey MORRIS, Don MORRIS, Stan OSBORNE & Richard WAUGH.
MORRIS, James Alexander, born 30 Nov. 1855 near Indianapolis, IN - 24 Sept. 1939 Douglas Co. NE; age 83-9-24; buried Elk City Cem, Married 1876 at Lagoda, IN to Mary Ellen WYATT. Moved to Ill. in 1883, in 1884 to Shelbyville, MO & in 1927 to Elk City. Children: Carl Thomas (23 Aug. 1879 Terre Haute, IN-26 Apr 1962 Omaha), James Earl (see later), George Alexander (see later), Byrel Lee (see above), Henry born 7 Aug 1882, Latha born 3 Feb. 1874.
MORRIS, Mary Ellen (WYATT) w/o James Alexander Morris, born 8 May 1858 Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co. IN -17 Apr 1932 age 73 near Kennard, NE at son George's home. Burial Elk City.
MORRIS, James Earl, s/o James A. & Mary E., born 31 July 1892 Hagers Grove, Shelby Co. MO - 14 Apr. 1981 at Millard, NE, buried Elk City Cemetery. Married Essie Irene PORE born 20 Apr 1897 Emden, MO - 4 Oct. 1963 Omaha. Both buried Elk City Cemetery.
MORRIS, Essie Irene PORE born 20 Apr 1897 Emden, MO - 4 Oct. 1963 Omaha. w/o James Earl Morris
MORRIS, George Alexander, born 19 Aug. 1898 Pike Co. MO - 4 May 1954, age 55-8-15. Burial Elk City Cemetery. Married 23 Nov. 1915 Elva Marie ADAMS (1896-1965). Children: Harvey, Byrel, & Richard.
MARSH, Hugh F., died 5 May 1922 at Elkhorn, age 62 yrs.
NICHOLS, William P. (Pres), age 82. Services held 1 Aug. 1979 at United Presb. Church in Fremont; burial Elk City. Retired farmer died 30 July 1979 in Fremont. Born 8 Feb. 1897 to William & Stella (MURRAY) Nichols. Married Alberta A. DORNACKER of Bennington on 22 Jan. 1931. Farmed for many years in the Arlington, Bennington & Kennard areas. Survivors: wife, Alberta of Fremont; son Roger of Seneca, SC; dau Mrs. George (Judy) ERDEI of Omaha. Also 2 bros: Harry & Gretton of Baldwin, KS & 7 grandchildren also survive.
OSBORN, Mary, w/o Arthur Osborn. Died Monday 28 Aug. 1899 at home of her father, Lewis CHRISTENSEN. His only daughter. She leaves husband, father & 2 brothers.
OSBORN, infant of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Osborn died 16 Feb. 1885. (GOGS: Roy F. 17 Feb. 1884-18 Feb. 1885)
PURCHASE, Evans, 5 yr old son of Mr & Mrs William Purchase, died Tuesday 15 Sept. 1896. 3 other children are not ill. 18 Sept. 1896 news item
PURCHASE, Jessie, died 27 July 1912, Fremont, Dodge Co. NE age 58-5-10; buried 29 July at Elk City Cemetery.
POWERS, William, born 10 June 1858 Mount Pleasant, Iowa, died 4 Feb 1942 age 83 yrs. Son of Thomas & Bridget Powers & was one of 6 children. Grew to manhood at Mount Pleasant & moved to Valley, Nebr. area where he lived for over 60 yrs. Married 9 March 1897 at Omaha to Jenny McDUFFEE of Waterloo. They had 9 children, 5 daus & 4 sons. Preceded in death by wife, 3 sons & 1 dau. During the Christmas holiday he journeyed to Mt. Pleasant to attend funeral of his brother. Survivors: 4 daus, Mrs. Walter LARSEN, Omaha, Mrs. Harvey OHM, Yutan, Mrs. Orville WELLS, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Mrs. Clarence SMITH, Valley; 1 son Hubert of Valley, stepson James McDuffee of Fremont, step dau Mrs. Archie BROWN, Lingle, Wyo.; 13 grand-children; 2 bros John of Los Angeles, Calif & Tom of Torrington, Wyo., sister Maggie POWERS of Davenport, Iowa. Burial Elk City Cemetery. (Record of Assessments: Wm. Powers on 24 Feb. 1914.)
QUINN, Mrs. Florence, died at home of sister, Mrs. George MERRYWEATHER, in presence of her parents, brother & sisters. Funeral on Saturday. Remains to Elk City Cemetery beside her 1st husband, Lee CONCANNON. Rev. EGGLESTON officiated. Undated clipping.
RAMSER, George C., born 15 July 1902 Arlington - d. 25 June 1982 at Omaha, age 79. Retired Bennington farmer. Vet. of WWII, U.S. Navy. Survivors: Mildred Ramser, 2 nieces & 2 nephews. (see Bertha Glendenning obit) Preceded in death by parents, 2 sisters & 1 bro.
ROOT, 3 yr old dau of Mrs. Florence Root fell into a tub of boiling water & died some hours later. Services at Meth. Epis. Church with Rev. John BUTTS. Burial Elk City Cemetery. 6 Oct. 1899 news item.
REVEL, James, died 20 July 1898.. Record of Assessments; no tombstone.
RENARD, Margaret, died 14 July 1921 Washington Co. age 53. Burial permit. (GOGS:1867-1920 w/o Fred)
SAMPSON, infant of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Sampson bur their child at Elk City on Tuesday last. 5 March 1897 news item.
SAMSON, stillborn baby; burial permit issued 24 Feb. 1922.
SAMPSON, Sarah M., age 47y 1m, 12 March 1925. Burial permit. (GOGS: Sadie M. 11 Feb. 1878-12 March 1925.)
SAMPSON, Fred R., died Omaha, 3 Aug. 1977. Burial permit.
SCOTT, Margaret, died 23 July 1901 Douglas County Hospital; age 72
SCHRODER, Katie Adeline, died Kearney, 21 Oct. 1979. Burial permit
SHARPE, Eleanor, died Omaha 26 June 1962. Burial permit.
SHARPE, Lyle A., died Omaha, 17 Jan. 1978. Burial permit.
SCHMIDT, John H., age 79, died 13 Oct 1983. Services at St. John' s Lutheran in Bennington; burial Elk City Cemetery. Born to Henry & Marie (MEYER) Schmidt on 1 July 1904 near Bennington. On 19 Oct. 1938 married Rose Helen LAMP who preceded him in death on 9 Sept. 1971. His parents, a bro, Dietrick, & a sister, Anna, also preceded him in death. Survived by dau & son-in-law, Norma & Don VASEK of Yutan and son & dau- in-law, Robert John & Donna Schmidt. 3 grandsons, Scott, Mike & Patrick Schmidt, 2 bros, Otto Schmidt of Arlington & Arnold Schmidt of Benning, 1 sister, Martha WIESE of Elkhorn & nieces & nephews also survive.
SCHRADER, Mrs. age 77 yrs, died Washington Co. where she lived many years. Mother of Mr. W. A. SOAMES. Burial Elk City. News item 30 July 1897.
SMITH, 18 mo. old child of Mr. & Mrs. L. D. Smith who live north of the Rawhide, drowned last Sunday. Remains buried at Elk City on Monday. 24 April 1896 news item.
SMITH, Ivan Wesley, died Omaha, 12 Dec. 1974. Burial permit.
STILES, John, died at Clearview Home on 30 May 1935. Born in Slides, Germany & was age 76-10-1 at death. Came to Nebr. about 40 yrs ago. Married Susan SCOTT in Aug. 1898. She died 27 Jan. 1915 at Colorado Springs, Colo. No blood relations in this country. Mrs. Cora SHERWOOD of Elk City is a step daughter. Burial Elk City.
STONER, infant son age 1yr 1m of Ed Stoner died at Arlington on Tuesday. Remains brought home & buried here on Wednesday. (no date) (Record of Assessments: Billiter & Stoner on 3 Dec. 1895.)
SULT, Mrs. Elizabeth, died at residence of dau. Mrs. REYNOLDS on Tuesday, 30 Dec. 1884. Burial in grounds platted by Mr. PURCHASE for a cemetery and in the spring will be removed to Arlington, Nebr. her home.
SWANSON, infant, died 18 Jan. 1928 age 10 days at Valley. Burial permit. (GOGS: Marvin Glen Swanson, Jan. 7 to 18, 1928)
SHUMAKER, James William, died 2 Sept. 1920 age 67-3-5. Burial permit. (GOGS:28 May 1853-2 Sept. 1920)
TALLMAN, Ephraim, died 11 May 1921 age 71 in Dodge Co. Burial permit. (GOGS:181-1921)
TABLER, George H., died 24 March 1906 & is buried in Elk City Cemetery. Record of Assessments: Mrs. Geo. Tabler on 26 March 1906 & Mr. Geo. R. Tabler on 26 Aug. 1901.
TABLER, Owen, infant son of George Tabler, died 16 Oct. 1894.
TURNER, Mercy Jane, died 30 Jan. 1922 age 77-9-1. Burial permit. (GOGS:29 Apr. 1844-30 Jan. 1922; w/o William R. Turner.)
Van ALST, Ida, died 22 June 1922 at Elkhorn; age 66yrs. Burial permit. (GOGS: Ida May 2 May 1854-22 June 1922)
WAITE, Thomas A., of Omaha died Sunday, 29 Dec. 1940 age 51 yrs. Burial Elk City. Leaves wife, Barbara; brother Clair of Buffalo, NY, sister Mrs. Nellie ROBERTS of Albion, NY. (GOGS: Thomas Z.; 8 Aug. 1889-29 Dec. 1940)
WILCOX, "Grandmother", died 3 Dec ????. age 84-2-28 at home of dau, Mrs. Wm. TURNER at Elk City. Services at Meth. Church, burial Elk City Cemetery. Rev. EGGLESTON officiated. George JOHNSON took the hearse & had charge of the burial. (no date)
WARREN, George Edwin, died age 83-2-22. 10 March 1921 burial permit.
WIESE, Rosa, Burial permit issued 30 March 1925.
WIESE, Louise D., Burial permit issued 12 Oct. 1922.
WAUGH, Donald Klebes, born 24 Nov. 1902 north of Valley - d. 20 Feb. 1982 at Fremont, age 79. S/o Charles & Emma (KLEBES) Waugh. Graduated Valley High School; member of Elk City Meth. Epis. Church. Married Alice Marie WHITNEY on 23 Sept. 1925 at home of bride across the Elkhorn River from his own home. Had 5 children: Murial Elaine, Richard Warren, Harlan Whitney, Marilyn Joyce & Marjorie Emma. Donald farmed as did his father. 50 year Mason. Parents & sister Marie preceded him in death. Survivors: wife, Alice, children Elain (Mrs. Burt JUNG) of Yutan, Richard of Valley, Harlan of Fremont, Marilyn (Mrs. Jim Cunningham of Fremont), Marjorie (Mrs. Myron Plambeck) of Lyons, 16 grandchildren, 16 ggch & bro Kenneth of Phoenix.
WALHGREN, Howard, died Fremont, 28 Aug. 1977. Burial permit.
WIGG, Anne E., died 2 Feb. 1897, age 32. Resided 2511 Decatur St. in Omaha. Born England.
WATERMAN, Homer L., died 10 June 1960 Omaha. Burial permit.
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n 26 March 1906 & Mr. Geo. R Oscar 1828-1881.)
7 October 1881
STEPHENS, Infant of Mr. & Mrs. STEPHENS died. Burial Tuesday at cemetery south of Waterloo. No burial found.
14 October 1881
WILLIAMS, Delbert/Adelbert died of paralysis on 10 Oct. near Valley Station in his 26th year. Son of J. M. WILLIAMS. (GOGS: Valley Cemetery: 26y 26d.)
18 October 1881
Johnnie MORRIS & Gracie GUGIN married last week in Blair.
25 November 1881
Died Harvey DUBOIS on Sat.; lived 3 miles NW of Waterloo. Born 18 Sept. 1832 in Ulster Co. NY in town of New Paltz where he spent his early life. Age 30 moved to Ill. for 3 years, since then in Nebr. Leaves wife & 3 children. Member of Masonic order. (GOGS: Valley Cemetery died 26 Nov. 1881)
6 January 1882:
Old Mr. DECKER died this morning; burial Sunday; lived 3 miles North of Waterloo. No burial found.
17 February 1882
Died: Moses BALLOU died on Thursday near Valley; age 64. No burial found.
Died: Washington MILLER died Monday; burial Valley Cemetery. (GOGS: 26 July 1853-13 Feb 1882)
E.A. KELSEY died Wed., 15th; founder of Waterloo; leaves wife & dau; to be buried on homestead. (GOGS:Elias A. KELSEY age 59-3-24 Old Elkhorn Cemetery)
31 March 1882
Mrs. STEADMAN died on 29th; lived 4 miles No. of Waterloo on John DAVIS farm. Mr. STEADMAN had just purchased a farm, arriving last week from Iowa. No burial found.
28 April 1882
Died on 22nd, Berda, infant dau. of Frank & Ema GOETZ of Waterloo at age 15 months. Burial in
Brittain graveyard. No record found
Mr. FORTUNATUS died. Summer Hill news. No burial record.
19 May 1882
Mrs. Hiram PATCHEN of Valley buried at Byers Cemetery. No burial record.
26 May 1882
Died last Sat. morning, infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Martin ELLIS. No burial record.
16 June 1882
Died on 6th infant son of C. A. RANDALL. Godfreyville ne
"Western Douglas County, Nebraska
Miscellaneous Newspaper Abstracts from various newspapers
Compiled by: Mrs. Georgene Morris Sones
The obits were compared to the tombstone readings which began in the late 1970s by the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society. The recording of the rural Douglas County cemeteries was published in 1981 by the Society in Nebraska. Douglas County Cemeteries. This information will be shown as: (GOGS).
The obits often referred to the burial location with cemetery names which differ from those used today, such as: Valley Cemetery: aka Byars/Byers; Mercer
Old Elkhorn Cemetery: aka Old Britton/Brittain, Spring
(John BRITTON & wife deeded land to Elkhorn Cemetery Association on 8 April 1871.)
?Donnelly Cemetery - another name for Mt. Calvary Cemetery?
Stiner Cemetery: unknown location
Prospect Hill Cemetery: aka Elkhorn
Flower Hill Cemetery: aka German Lutheran, Bennington
Mt. Auburn Cemetery: Was this ever known as Plambeck?
Britton Cemetery was nearly always spelled
"Brittain" in the newspapers.
Spelling of the names and locations as it appeared in the newspapers was retained.
Some of this information may be a duplication of the data already on the Douglas Co. Nebraska Web page. A special THANK YOU to Ralph Wilson for his assistance.
WATERLOO WEEKLY GAZETTE:
31 August & 9 September 1881
Frank J. BESSEY of Elkhorn City & Miss Addie SHERWOOD were married 31 Aug. at Fremont.
30 September 1881:
Oscar F. ROYCE died 23rd age 54-1-25. Born 29 July 1827 in Richford, VT where he lived most of his life. Married 3 June 1855 to Ruby A. CORLIS of Richford. She & 5 children survive. Oscar came to Nebr. in Jan. 1880. Masonic funeral rites. Remains to the cemetery 6 miles SE of Waterloo. (GOGS: Old Elkhorn. ws item. No burial found.
23 June 1882:
Isaac THOMPSON died of cancer last Sunday the 18th at his residence 5 miles south of Waterloo. Has a large family. No burial found.
4 January 1883:
Edward HALL, who lived south of Elkhorn Station died Friday night at age 68 after being kicked by a horse in Millard. Came to Nebr. 15 yrs. ago. Burial in Brittain Cemetery. (GOGS:d 28 Dec. 1883, loving husband, kind father.)
1 February 1883:
Archie King Died on Tuesday last, Archie, 4 yr old son of Mr & Mrs. Joseph KING. (GOGS: Old Elkhorn Cem. 7 Dec. 1879-23 Jan. 1883)
8 February 1883:
Mrs. S. A. PARMALLEE, w/o D. S. Parmallee of Omaha, formerly of Waterloo died Sat. night.
15 February 1883:
Mr. STENGLEIN called to Omaha on Sunday last; son in law died on Monday; burial Brittain Cemetery. No other information.
4 April 1883:
Died: Chris BLOOMER on Friday last. Iron Bluffs item. Leaves wife & many relatives. Burial Plumbeck (Plambeck)Cemetery. (?is the surname BLUMER?) Perhaps buried Mt. Auburn Cemetery; no burial found.
31 August 1883:
John TRABER, son of James R. TRABER deceased, is here looking after the deceased's affairs. (GOGS:Old Elkhorn Cemetery; died 20 June 1883)
14 September 1883:
Died: infant of Mr. & Mrs. L. A. PUFFER of Valley last Sat. night. Burial Byers Cemetery. (GOGS: Herby PUFFER, son of L.A. & E.E. Puffer, died 9 Sept. 1883 age 2m 20d)
25 April 1884:
Emmet GRIFFEE died 19 April age 14 mos., s/o Charles & Ethel GRIFFEE. (GOGS: Old Elkhorn Cemetery, died 18 April 1883, age 1-2-14.)
9 May & 16 May 1884:
Mrs. Hilon YOUNG of Elkhorn Station, died on Monday last; burial Brittain Cemetery. Mary A. YOUNG died 5 May 1884 age 44-3-29. (GOGS: Old Elkhorn Cemetery; wife of Hilon; 6 Jan. 1841-5 May 1884; age43-3-29.
16 May 1884:
Mr & Mrs George CAMPBELL lost infant son on Tuesday. Burial Brittain Cemetery. No burial found.
23 May 1884:
Mr. Joe PLUMBECK lost child with lung fever last Wed. Iron Bluffs news item of 20 May. Surname probably PLAMBECK. (GOGS:Mt. Auburn Cemetery; Dora, d/o of J & A Plambeck, 14 Dec. 1882-14 May 1884.)
13 June 1884:
Otis BRYANT died on 5th instant. (GOGS: Old Elkhorn Cemetery; Thomas Otis BRYANT 6 Oct. 1857-June 1885. Note tombstone date. Is this the same person?)
11 July 1884:
Henry HARRIER, old citizen of Valley, died of cancer on Sunday last; burial Tuesday Brittain Cemetery. (GOGS: age 64)
15 August 1884:
Died Mrs. B. M. STEADMAN of typhoid fever on Wed. last. She & husband visiting her sister, Mrs. Wm. WRIGHT living 3 miles NW of Waterloo. She left husband & little daughter. Burial Brittain Cemetery. (No record.)
19 September 1884:
Died: Fannie E. d/o Mr. & Mrs. Wm. G. WHITMORE of Valley. Age 1-10-12 on Friday the 12th; drowned in water trough. Burial at the new Valley Cemetery. (GOGS: born 1 Nov. 1882)
3 October 1884:
Died, 8 mo. old child on Monday last of Mr. & Mrs. R. N. BISHOP. No record.
17 October 1884:
Mr & Mrs Andrew S. SIBERT buried 4 yr old son on Wed. last in Brittain Cemetery. (GOGS: Oscar A. died 14 Oct. 1884 age 2-7-10.)
George REPASS died 11 Oct. 1884 age 37; born Penn; resided here many years. Died of malaria; burial Brittain Cemetery; leaves wife & little dau, aged mother, bro & sister. Member of Atlanta Post #174 Waterloo GAR.
24 October 1884:
Ed. REPASS came from Colo. last Saturday to help with crops for dec'd brother George.
12 December 1884:
John HANEY died 27 Nov. at Iron Bluff; burial Brittain Cemetery. (GOGS: born 4 Oct. 1806)
23 January 1885:
Died last Sat. Mr. CASTON; early settler; age 61. Iron Bluff news. No burial record.
30 January 1885:
Died on the 29th, Alice, wife of Bayard T. THOMPSON. Age 30. Mrs. BOSSERMAN of Superior, Nebr. arrived before the death. Since death: sisters Mrs. WILKINS of Stanwood, Iowa, Mrs. ROBBINS of Havana, Ill. & Mrs. KNAPP of Bancroft, Iowa; brothers, J. A. HOLLENBECK & W. T. HOLLENBECK of Marion, Iowa have arrived. Mr. & Mrs. THOMPSON lived Waterloo since March 1882 having removed from Baileyville, Ill. where they married Oct. 1881. Burial Brittain Cemetery. (No record)
6 February 1885:
Died: Mrs. W. B. CONNERLY on 7th. Mrs. G. G. BURTON of Hastings arrived to be at the bedside of her sister prior to the death. Mary Connerly left husband & 5 children. Born Lawrence Co. Ind. in 1846; died in 39th year. Burial Brittain Cemetery. (GOGS:Mary E., w/o W. B., 15 Nov. 1846-7 Feb. 1885)
Harry A. STEVENS died 31 Jan. 1885 age 5y 1d; s/o George F. & Carrie STEVENS. Burial Brittain Cemetery. 10 April 1885 Mrs. Stevens took remains to Mich. to family burial ground at George's old home.
Died on the 20th Mrs. Achsab SHORT w/o William SHORT. No burial record.
6 March 1885:
Mrs. Jane MITCHAM died at home of son Henry HODDER on 27 Jan.; age 83. Born 2 Nov. 1892 Uplyna, Devon, Eng. To Nebr. June 1861. remains buried near home on farm a few miles north of Waterloo.
13 March 1885:
Died last Monday, 2 yr old son of Mr. & Mrs. R. N. BISHOP. No record.
20 March 1885:
(21 March as shown in paper) on Sat. morning young EMMERICK boy was found dead near his brother in law's farm (A. STENGLEIN). Thrown by horse. No record.
27 March 1885:
Died on 26th in Denver, Estella HAGENBUCK. She & her parents moved from Waterloo to Denver less than 1 yr ago for her health.
3 April 1885:
Mr. MAYHEW expresses thanks for the kindness to his departed wife & little children. Eliza MAYHEW died Sat. 28th age 39. Wife of Alfred MAYHEW. Born 1846 Suffolk, Eng. Married 7 May 1867 in London. Resided here 6 yrs & the last year in Waterloo. Left husband & 7 children, youngest less than 2. Burial Brittain. (GOGS: Prospect Hill Cemetery 24 Nov. 1846-25 March 1885)
10 April 1885:
Mrs. DYER has returned to the Summerhill area from Waterloo where she stayed with the MAYHEW family.
WATERLOO GAZETTE . Published on Friday.
8 March 1895:
Married 6 March: S. E. MUNSON & Miss Edith AGEE both of Valley. At home of bride's parents, Dr. J. W. Agee. Rev. J. P. YOST officiated. Munson, teacher in Dist. 22.
Married 6 March at Fremont: James PETTIT & Miss MICHAELS both of Douglas Co. Will live south of Waterloo with George CROOKS.
Died: Frank WATERS on Wednesday last, age 17y at residence of uncle E. A. DOHERTY, 3 miles west of Waterloo. Dec'd was born 15 Aug. 1877 in Washington Co. NE. George JOHNSON of Waterloo embalmed. Services at Christian Church by Rev. J. P. YOST. Remains to Waterloo cemetery. (GOGS: Frank J. died 5 March 1895; Prospect Hill Cemetery.)
Poem in memory of Mrs. George JOHNSON whose obit was in an earlier paper. She was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery on 25 Feb. 1895.
15 March 1895:
Married 14 March, George ENNIS of Ashland & Miss Susie DAVIS of Waterloo by Rev. HATHWELL at home of bride's sister, Mrs. Wm. MORRISON of Elkhorn. Bride a teacher, groom a farmer in Saunders Co.
Son born to Mr & Mrs George TODD.
29 March 1895:
Isaac FOUTS home from Missouri Valley, IA where his mother, Mrs. Jane DUNGAN, died in her 79th year.
A 10 lb. son to Henry GILLESPEY (GILLASPEY).
5 April 1895:
The 5 yr old son of Felix GRABASTA died from burns.
Father of H. & D. PUFFER died in Wisc.
Dau. born Sunday to Wm. TODD
John TODD & Betty BARBER to be married next Wed., 10th, at home of M.W.E. PURCHASE.
12 April 1895:
Miss Anna PURCHASE ushered Betty BARBER & John TODD to be married at the PURCHASE home by Rev. Frank E. COOK of the Christian Church. Mrs. PURCHASE couldn't attend because of illness. List of gifts & the donors.
26 April 1895:
Married, Burt B. CORLISS of Waterloo & Miss Gertrude M. BOYER of Omaha on the 18th. Will reside in Omaha.
3 May 1895:
Married: George N. BROWN & Miss Stella ROOT on Sunday the 28th of April by Rev. Nelson BROWN.
17 May 1895:
Died on Monday the 13th at Valley, Mrs. J. M. WILLIAMS. Rev. YOST officiated. Remains to Byars cemetery. Left husband & family. (GOGS:Frances A. Williams, mother, 10 May 1834-13 May 1895)
24 May 1895:
Son born on Sunday last to L. P. LARSON.
31 May 1895:
The 6 mo. old infant of Mr. & Mrs. George SPRINGER of Valley died Tuesday. Buried Donnelly Cemetery. (GOGS: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, baby Springer; old footstone; no dates. Not sure of this data.)
7 June 1895:
12 lb. son to J. G. HERRINGTON at 3:30pm
14 June 1895:
Born: dau. on the 13th to Arch BROWN & wife.
Married at Fremont on the 5th: Thomas H. ARNOLD & Mrs. Rose PAULSEEN all of Waterloo.
21 June 1895 :
Hellen, infant dau. of J. C. ROBINSON died in NY while Mrs. R. was visiting there.
Married Wed. 19th at E. R. MYERS residence: Phillip H. DUBOIS & Miss Kittie S. MYERS. Sister, Luella MYERS. Rev. S. R. BOYD officiated.
Granddaughter of J. H. MORRIS died last Wed. at Gainesville & another ill. E. G. KITCHEN an uncle.
12 July 1895:
Died: Louise, 16, youngest dau. of John OSTER. Drowned. Brother Jacob OSTER found the body. Burial Valley Cemetery. (GOGS:26 Aug. 1879-6 July 1895)
26 July 1895:
Dau. born to W. W. ELLIOTT
2 August 1895:
Minnie M. RAHER died 22 July; left husband & child. Wife of W. S. RAHER editor of Gretna Reporter.
Body of A. J. ASHMEAD came Wed. from Texas; funeral at Methodist Church; burial beside wife who died before. (No record of either burial.)
9 August 1895:
10 lb. son born to J. L. DENTON.
16 August 1895:
John HALLENBECK Jr. died at Millard; age 44; left wife & 8 children; in 1857 came from NY. No record of burial.
28 August 1895:
Died, Christian BEUTCHE, 62, widower; lived on Christian MUTTENBERG farm. Came from So. Omaha; originally from near Holstein, Germany. Children in Germany. Spoke only German. No burial found.
30 August 1895:
Married first of week Loren DONAHOO of Waterloo & Miss MORRIS of Elk City.
6 September 1895:
Mary MILLER, d/o Peter MILLER of Valley, eloped last night with Thomas HUNTER of Fremont. Father is a trifle angry.
13 September 1895:
A 10 lb. daughter born to Perry DYE.
10 1/2 lb. son on the 9th to Thomas MERRIWEATHER (MERRYWEATHER)
Infant of G. A. KOPP died on the 9th; burial on Tuesday last in Valley. No burial found.
Killed, Doren SAWYER, 12 yrs old. Brother Thomas SAWYER. No burial found.
20 September 1895:
Marriage license issued to Hugh GILLASPEY & Miss Maud GLADWIN.
4 October 1895:
Mrs. Laura A. HOPPER died 10 Oct. at Golden, Colo.; w/o Charles HOPPER of Waterloo. Born 4 Jan. 1855 Camden, Kent Co. Ontario. Married there 28 Dec. 1875. Leaves husband & children (3 sons/2daus ages 18-3. Burial Pleasant Hill. (GOGS: Lora Anne; died age 40-8-19)
11 October 1895:
Mrs. Susan BROWN rec'd word of death of her mother, Mrs. BETTS, in Missouri about 2 months ago.
25 October 1895:
10 lb. dau. on the 20th to Chris AMBUS.
Died: James B. BRYDON age 64-8-6, Thursday night the 24th. Born Manchester, Eng. to America 10 yrs. ago. Married Mrs. E. B. TAYLOR in Tacoma, Wash., came to Waterloo 6 yrs ago. He was his own worst enemy, his faults should be buried and his virtues only spoken of. Remains to Britton Cemetery. No burial found.
Son born on 21st to James R. KIME.
15 November 1895:
Married on the 12th William EMERSON & Miss Mae E. GOULD of Omaha at residence of Mr & Mrs. Frank T. EMERSON in Omaha by Rev. Dean GARDNER. Will reside in Waterloo.
Mrs. Levi KIME returned to her home in Unadilla after visiting new grandson & son James & family.
13 December 1895:
Baby born at Al. WHITE's yesterday.
20 December 1895:
Mr. & Mrs. K. JACOBSON called to Fremont because of his nephew's death.
27 December 1895:
Daughter born on 22nd to Nelson LARSON.
Mrs. E. ARNOLD left to visit brother in Monmouth, Ill. that she has not seen for 39 years.
Married: Ed. M. MOORE of Sargent, Custer Co. to Mabel Clyde WARNER of Waterloo on Sunday the 22nd by Elder F. F. COOK at residence of George W. FOUTS. Mrs. Fouts is the bride's sister. E. P. WHITNEY, best man; Anna GROAT, bridesmaid. Will reside in Sargent.
3 January 1896:
Daughter born on 30 Dec. to Wm. PETTIT.
Married: Bryan B. HOPPER of Waterloo & Miss Mattie E. WHITNEY of Yutan, Neb. at home of bride's sister, Mrs. Ed. HALL in Elkhorn; on Wed. the 1st by Rev. S. R. BOYD.
Married on Tuesday, 24th, Rev. J. COCKING & Miss Ophelia BROWN at home of bride's parents. Will reside in Kennard where he is Meth. E. minister.
10 January 1896:
Died last Friday (3 Jan.) , Mr. Ashel GROWER of Valley; 70; old settler; GAR. (GOGS: Asher GROVES; Co. F/21st Wis. Inf. GAR marker; no dates.)
24 January 1896:
Marriage announced on the 20th of Omar WHITNEY of Elk City & Mrs. Angeline WHITMARSH of Grand Island.
10 lb. son born yesterday to Dr. Calvin GOODWIN.
Died: Frank SLAYBACK north of Washington; burial Kennard Cemetery. Member John M. Thurston Camp #164 Sons of Veterans.
31 January 1896:
Died on Tuesday night 4 day old infant son, of J. A. CUMMINGS. (GOGS: Artie CUMMINGS, no data; on side of Cummings stone.)
14 February 1896:
Married on the 11th Carlton B. NOYES & Miss Eunice COY of York.
M. W. E. PURCHASE (Maurice/Morris) died on Sat. 8 Feb. Born 23 Feb. 1830 Spafford, NY. To Douglas Co. in 1856; first to Elk City, then to Omaha, to Waterloo 1875. Left widow (Electa A. BARBER); had no children. Interment Pleasant Hill. Funeral at residence by Rev. F. F. COOK. (GOGS: buried Prospect Hill; in memory of my darling; died 18 Feb. 1896; aged 62 yrs.)
28 February 1896:
Married on the 26th . D. G. HOPPER & Miss Sophia A. HAMANN at bride's parents 2 miles east of Elkhorn by Rev. S. R. BOYD. Will reside on Hopper farm south of Waterloo.
Died on Wed., John NELSON, about 25 yrs.; lived with parents, Mr. & Mrs. E. C. NELSON. Funeral today, burial Pleasant Hill. (GOGS: died 26 February 1896 age 26-4-18; buried Prospect Hill.
THE ELKHORN TIMES
4 September 1885:
Died: Bayard T. THOMPSON; funeral on Sunday last with Rev. HICK at Presbyterian Church. Masonic order in charge. Remains to Brittain Cemetery beside his wife's remains. No burial record.
18 September 1885:
Died on 5 Sept. Mrs. Hatie KORNERMAN wife of D. KORNERMAN age 28 yrs near Elk City. Native of German Empire. Came to Nebr. with her husband in the spring of 1884. Member of Christian Church. Her infant son died soon after & both buried in one grave. Husband survives. Burial in the Stiner Cemetery.
25 September 1885:
On Sunday, 4 Oct., Rev. HICK will preach on the death of the children, a funeral sermon on the characters of Mr. HIEMBAUGH's & Mr. REPASS'children who died last August. (GOGS: Olive REPASS died 27 July 1885 age 7y29d; Henraett REPASS died 2 Aug. 1885, age 9-1-29 both buried Old Elkhorn, daus of E. A. & M. REPASS.) No record of HIEMBAUGH/HEIMBAUGH burials.
9 October 1885:
Frederick MOHN died Tuesday at residence of Wm. R. TURNER, Elk City. Age 62. Funeral today at Turner residence; services by Rev. John N. ZIMMER. No burial found.
8 January 1886:
Died: Aven ASKWIG on 30 Dec. age 1-7-24; youngest son of A.E. & E.M. ASKWIG. Had been in poor health . Rev. J. W. PLUMMER of M.E. Church preached funeral at residence on New Year's day. Remains buried in family cemetery on the premises. (GOGS: Prospect Hill; Aven E. Jr. died age 1-6-20. Many Askwig burials in cemetery.)
5 March 1886:
Died: Clinton A. WORLEY on the 10th of Feb. at home of Preston REEVES. Dec'd was born Lehigh Co., Penn. on Dec. 22, 1861. In 1878 came to Nebr. where made his home with Mr. Reeves. Leaves a brother & Mr. & Mrs. Reeves who loved him as a son and his mother in Penn. Services by C. M. BARNES of Waterloo on the Lord's day, 21 Feb. at Reeves residence. ?Burial Brittain Cemetery?
THE ELKHORN EXCHANGE
29 April 1927:
Died on the 22nd, Joseph BUTRICK from injuries suffered in a car accident in Waterloo. Services in Presbyterian church with Rev. John PATTISON; burial Prospect Hill Cemetery. Survivors: parents Mr & Mrs Charles BUTRICK & 2 little sisters, Gladys & Esther.
Died on the 26th, Robert Leroy KEISER small son of Mr. & Mrs. W. F. KEISER of Elkhorn. He was born 22 Feb. 1921 & was age 6-2-4 at death. Attended Dist. 41 school. Beside his parents, he is survived by 2 bros. & a sister: Harold, 11; Betty, 5 & Laverne, 3. Funeral at Keiser home, 4 1/2 miles NW of Elkhorn. Services by Rev. O. W. EBRIGHT of Omaha; burial Prospect Hill.
Died 18 Dec. 1885, Daniel E. WILLIAMS age 20y 4m of quincy. Services Presbyterian Church ; burial Byers Cemetery; (GOGS: Valley Cemetery)
Died 18 Sept. 1934, Mrs. Mary QUINN, former resident of Elkhorn, died at her home in Omaha. Born 1 June 1853 in LaSalle, Ill.; age 81-3-18 at death. Came with parents in 1872 to farm near Elkhorn. Married Daniel QUINN at St. Patrick's church in Elkhorn on 15 Oct. 1876. Also lived Colo. for a few years. Survived by a dau, Mrs. Norine BUSCH of Howells, Nebr. & a bro. James E. QUINN of Elkhorn. Services at St. Patrick's; burial Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Died on 10 Sept. in Omaha, Detlef Henry ANDERSON, pioneer of Nebr. & Douglas Co. at age 75-10-10. Born 1 Nov. 1858 in Schleswig, Holstein, Germany. Married Catherine SENDEL at Arcola, Ill on 3 Feb 1887. She died in 1916 & 6 children also preceded him is death. Survived by 2 sons, Henry & George Anderson, 3 daus, Mrs. Marie DESLER, Mrs. Ella CONLON of Calif. & Mrs. Clara GOTTSCH. Also a bro, Hans Anderson of Florence & 5 grandchildren. Burial in German cemetery north of Bennington. No burial found.
Edward PAYNE, former Waterloo resident, died 17 Sept. 1934 in Washburn, Wisc., age 53 yrs. Survived by 3 daus: Mrs. Wilbur MORRIS of Cozad, Nebr, Bernita & Betty June who live in Omaha. Also by 3 bros: Harry of Valley, Ray of Omaha & Fred of Wisc., 2 sisters, Mrs. Rose MORRIS of Omaha & Mrs. E. A. KELLETT of Elkhorn. Body to the Harry PAYNE home at Valley; interment in Prospect Hill. No burial found.
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ELK CITY CEMETERIES aka Elkhorn City
Past and Present
Located in Western Douglas County, Nebraska
This historical information prepared by Mrs. Georgene Morris Sones, Omaha, Douglas Co. NE
I have a personal interest in these cemetery locations and for many years have gathered additional information regarding those interred in the two sites. Information has come from newspaper abstracts, scrapbooks, family records, courthouse records, and correspondents. But in particular the greatest source of information has come from my friend, Ralph C. WILSON, of Waterloo, to whom I extend my personal thanks for his assistance and friendship. I also thank the many other who contributed information
The "Original" cemetery location was in S11 T16N R10E. This site is on private land and permission must be obtained to enter the premises. I have been told that when the Mormons left Winter Quarters in the Florence area, many of them died and were buried in a common grave near or at the site of this original cemetery; however, I have no information regarding these Mormon burials. The location is south across a field from the "Present" cemetery. A search there some years ago did not reveal any tombstones; however, I was told several stones had been removed, and supposedly one stone remains which is buried. In several places the earth indicated definite depressions, remnants of broken stones were found and lily plants were abundant. Several bodies were moved from the original cemetery and reburied in the "Present" cemetery.
John BRITTON & wife deeded land to Elkhorn Cemetery Association on 8 April 1871.
Thomas WILKINSON purchased this land in 1881 from Sophia LOWE. On 1 April 1884, Thomas WILKINSON and wife Lucy S. sold this parcel of land to William C. AINSWORTH.
The "Present" cemetery location: 840 ft. North of S/E Corner of N/E1/4 of S10 T16N R10E of 6th PM containing Four (4) acres more or less. This land was owned by Maurice/Morris W. E. PURCHASE and his wife Electa C. PURCHASE who sold the land for $200.00 and deeded it on 11 December 1885 to the Elkhorn City Cemetery Association and this was recorded on 19 January 1886 in Douglas Co. NE Deed Book 64, pages 576 & 577.
News items regarding the cemetery problems are mostly from the Waterloo Weekly Gazette published at Waterloo, Douglas Co. Nebraska. (Publishing began with the Friday, 1 July 1881 issue.)
16 September 1881:
"The citizens of Elkhorn City will hold a meeting at their school house on Saturday evening, September 24th for the purpose of organizing of a Cemetery Incorporation of their burying grounds. The people living in Waterloo and all others that feel interested are invited to be present and take part in the meeting."
16 September 1881:
" I would like a small space in your estimable paper to agitate again the subject so often spoken of. What are we to do about fixing up our cemetery? - - Or, that all may know what I mean - The Elkhorn City Cemetery. The plea has been, that the land was owned by parties which made it almost impossible to get the right to do anything about it, but that obstacle has been removed. The land is now owned by one of our most worthy citizens, Mr. Thomas WILKINSON, and he has said that he will give the land for a Cemetery, if they, (meaning all who are interested), will fix it up.
" I think it would be, not only a great credit and honor to Elkhorn City, to have their Cemetery fixed up, and kept up in a respectful condition, but a consolation to everyone interested. There is not a person, but would be willing to do their share; all that is needed is some one to start it, and who is that some one to be? I propose, a meeting be held and committee be appointed to see what can be done. This should be done soon, before the prairie fire comes and destroys the flowers and evergreens that has been planted on the graves of our dear ones. I hope some one will respond, and propose something." [signed] Anxious
14 April 1882:
Mr. PURCHASE has platted a cemetery on the hill and has set a large number of shade trees on his grounds on the bluff near here. He proposes to make a beautiful plat of ground and sell lots to parties wishing desirable cemetery lots for a small sum. The location will be beautiful.
1 August 1884:
"The Elkhorn City Cemetery is numbered among the things that were. Since Mr. AINSWORTH has bought the land on which the Cemetery was located, he has refused to have any one else buried there. He says he will not disturb those that have been buried there, but will not allow anyone else buried there. Our citizens will have to buy some land now for a Cemetery, and when they do, it is hoped it will be kept in better shape than the old Cemetery was." Reporter.
29 August 1884:
"The sick are all convalescent, which is a good idea, for we have no place to bury our dead now. Mr. AINSWORTH emphatically refuses to have any one else buried in our cemetery, which has been used for that purpose ever since this country was first settled. That may be lawful but it certainly is not very neighborly." (Note: the statement regarding the vintage of the cemetery)
The "Present" cemetery was incorporated in 1885
27 March 1885:
"We understand Mr. AINSWORTH has consented to sell a few acres of his land for a cemetery. Would it not be well to have a citizens' meeting and try to make some arrangements to secure a few acres for that purpose?"
9 October 1885: The Elkhorn Times,
published at Elkhorn, Douglas Co. NE; Elk City news dated 7 October 1885.
"There is to be a meeting of the citizens of Elk City and the surrounding communities at the Hall on Friday evening, Oct. 16, for the purpose of taking some steps towards buying suitable grounds for a Cemetery, if they can not get possession of the old one."
26 October 1885:
Articles of incorporation were drafted on 26 Oct 1885 for the land that was bought from Maurice/Morris W. E. Purchase and his wife, Electa A. Purchase. Original members of the first cemetery association were: S. S. BLANCHARD, Hiram CULP; John BRYANT, Omar WHITNEY, Wm. R. TURNER, O. A. WOLCOTT, H. A. GRAY, John KNOX all residents of Douglas County. The first meeting was held 2 November 1885.
In 1932, Frank GELSTON of Elk City wrote a letter to Clarence RECKMEYER of Fremont, NE regarding the cemeteries. (in part) The Old Cemetery seemed to be the burying place for early pioneers going west. I think the land was government land or else owned by speculators and people just got started burying there and kept it up without any restrictions. No records were kept, if the people marked the grave with a stone that was the only record. People just went and dug graves where ever it suited them. Many of the people who had family or friends in the old cemetery had them moved to the new one. There are a few left but no one knows where they are as the stones are broken. Harry H. HAUK died in my father's house in March 1875. He worked for us and I think his folks lived in Ohio. It is not known if his parents or the Grange erected a stone for him. Harry brought the word from the old tavern at the foot of the hill conducted by W. R. TURNER the night that KEELER was killed. Keeler was not buried in the old cemetery but was buried on the farm where he lived and later taken up and moved to Fremont or the Keeler farm east of Fremont. There is a man by the name of Lou BOYER in Fremont, if he is living, that had children buried in the old cemetery. His brother Tom, ran a hotel in Elkhorn City, then he moved across the Elkhorn on a farm, then later to MO where he died. My mother worked for them in the hotel here before she married.
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